Subject: RE: pkg/32122
To: None <,,>
From: Duncan Shannon <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 11/20/2005 02:29:04
The following reply was made to PR pkg/32122; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Duncan Shannon" <>
To: "Roland Illig" <>
Cc: <>
Subject: RE: pkg/32122
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 20:29:08 -0600

 > > Would the mirror just be out of sync?
 > This may well be.
 > Didn't you take
 > It's from
 No, but I will.
 Now, the docs are not very verbose around 'how to update pkgsrc'  other
 than "To update the collection on your system follow the same
 instructions as for first time installation."
 That and the lines in section 31.1 abut "don't forget to back up your
 /usr/pkgsrc/distfiles subdirectory before removing /usr/pkgsrc. This
 directory is used to store downloaded source tarballs, if you remove
 this directory your system"  sure are confusing to someone new to
 netbsd. Why would I remove /usr/pkgsrc?
 Can I just download the tarball and uncompress it on top of what is
 there? =20
 CVS was mentioned as a way to update pkg_src... is that outlined
 Is there a 'cvsup' like freebsd?
 Are there more docs/info on using pkgsrc than the 'guide'?
 Aha! I just found
 That took a bit of clicking however.  Ill play there for a while.
 (perhaps that should be made more visitble (linked to in the guide?) for
 us new folk.
 Thanks again for the friendly responses. It's a nice way to start out
 with netbsd!=20